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Community Intervention Specialist

Position Type:  Full-Time, Hourly

Department:  Housing Division within the Department of Health and Human Services (located at 600 W. Walnut, Milwaukee)

Compensation Range:  $24.52 - $28.56 per hour
Closing Date:  Sunday, October 20th, 2019 @ 5:59 p.m. CST 

The Department of Health and Human Services Housing Division supports individuals with accessing and maintaining housing. We strive to provide Milwaukee County residents in need with a safety net, decent and safe affordable housing, and a connection to opportunities which improve their quality of life. We use available funding sources in the most equitable and efficient manner.


Job Summary:  Under direction of the Outreach Service Manager, the Community Intervention Specialist is the critical link between homeless outreach and permanent housing placements in the community.

Job Duties:

  1. Assist with housing placements for at-risk homeless individuals. Collaborate with outreach workers and various case management organizations to ensure successful housing placement. Receive referrals from the court system and landlords to assist individual who are facing eviction.

  2. Maintain relationships with community service providers and outreach teams to find successful housing placements.

  3. Conduct in home visits for program participants focused on identification of resources and advocate for eviction mediations.

  4. Manage county funds that are dedicated to assist in the eviction prevention program.  

  5. Attending Continuum of Care Meetings and other task force meetings dealing with eviction and homeless prevention.

  6. Up to 70% travel within the community is required for this position.

  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current resident of the State of Wisconsin

  • Current Wisconsin Driver's License and access to a reliable insured vehicle; both must be maintained throughout employment

  • Must be able to travel extensively within the community

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Work or a Human Services related field from an approved college or university

  • At least two (2) total years of experience working with the homelessness population or in the supportive housing field

  • At least intermediate experience with computer and software applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

  • Available guides or precedents are limited; experience making significant decisions which affect the entire department and allocation of resources is desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of housing programs and opportunities as they relate to homelessness and individuals/families facing eviction. Knowledge of available housing resources; referrals and knowledge of the permanent supportive housing model; landlord evictions, and the ability to work with individuals with a wide range of housing prevention need. Ability to manage county funds that can be used for qualifying individuals. 

M. Otero


Note: This Original Examination is open to Wisconsin residents. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.